Light Fantastic @ St Andrew Square

The Melville Monument within St. Andrews square will become an interactive array of colours From sunset to sunrise, 12 March – 28 April as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.  – Light Fantastic @ St Andrew Square

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

You can change the colour with a simple tweet. ‘@Edinburgh_CC #colour #LightFantastic’
#red, #orange, #yellow, #green, #blue, #indigo, #violet, #rainbow  or #fullspectrum

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

Edinburgh City Council Link

 

Solar Eclipse 2015

Some photos of the Solar Eclipse 2015 that occurred above Scotland, Edinburgh had 95% coverage, so not a full Solar Eclipse

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Solar Eclipse 2015

Safety first, obviously you cant look directly at the sun, so improvisation was done…. rip apart a old Floppy disk, and use that as a filter. now, you could only look for a second, the bright light messed up the sensors, somewhat difficult to shoot.

Solar Eclipse 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015

Taken with an iPhone, so not the best, but heyho!   the red filter, adds some atmosphere to the photos

Castle Esplanade

Castle Esplanade

Castle Esplanade

Taken from the Castle Esplanade, looking down Castlehill & The Royal Mile we can see – Ramsay Garden (Nice apartments if you can afford it), – Camera Obscura formally Outlook Tower (small Observatory dating from 1850), The Crown Of St. Giles Cathedral and the Hub (an old Church now home of the International Festival)